Vintage What?


A friend of ours got new insulation and discovered something in her attic: old magazines, from the 1960’s! One of them was the November 26, 1960 edition of Saturday Night magazine. I flipped through it, and saw a full-page advertisement. At first glance, it reminded me of a vacuum cleaner. When I read what it was, I began to chuckle…

Know what this is?

NEW G-E HOME HAIR DRYER with exclusive G-E Zone Control

Such a good idea. You get professional results in no time, right in your own home without losing a moment from telephone, TV or (excuse it) housework. Wear it as a shoulder bag, or as a waist “corsage.” So quiet you can hardly hear it. So gentle you never feel it — exclusive G-E Zone Control has four separate comfort settings for hair drying. Attractive modern design looks well on any dressing table. See it, try it, and you’ll be glad when you buy it.

Reach-in draw-string cap lets you concentrate heat where you want it. adjusts to any head size and hair style. With bonnet detached, use the tube as a handy spot dryer.

(The above is the exact quote advertisement from magazine.)

He, he he…

I showed it to my father and he said that these were very popular; he remembers his mother having one! He said he and his brother used to laugh at them…apparently once they tried it on. 😉 I wonder what their mother thought of that…

It’s interesting how different our current view of “modern” is and what it was back then. It’s startling to think how things have changed in the last 40 or 50 years! I remember how annoyed I was when I had a History essay to write and it had to include 2 or 3 sources which were not from the Internet — they had to be from books. It takes so much longer! And it’s harder to find books on a certain thing (depending what it is) when you can type a word into a search engine (Google!) and thousands of results come up in a matter of seconds!

With humans’ culture constantly changing through the years, it reminds me that God is timeless. He knows no boundaries of time. It’s just another way that His thoughts are higher than ours.

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